The Share Your Story Scholarship
Is available to high school juniors and seniors and college freshmen who come from underserved communities. To be considered you must submit an essay(s) that you have written for your college application(s). Essays must be at least 400 words. The top essays will be included in the publication of a book: Share your Story. Deadline: July 15, 2011.http://shareyourstoryessays.com/
Dial My Dentist Scholarship Program
Dial My Dentist is proud to award scholarships to deserving students that will be attending College or University in the Fall of 2011. The primary goal of the program is to reward students who can demonstrate, through an essay, that they understand the value of an education. To be eligible students must be between the ages of 16 and 20. Note that your age is based on the date of the deadline. Deadline: July 16, 2011. http://www.dentalmarketingplans.com/scholarships.php
The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship
Is open to ninth through twelfth grade high school students, college students, and graduate students who are legal U.S. residents. Students not currently in school must plan to enroll in a higher education program within 12 months. You must submit a 250 - word personal statement to be considered for this award. The award may be used for tuition, room and board, books, or any related educational expense. Deadline: July 31, 2011. http://www.gkscholarship.com/
The I Want More Scholarship
Is available to junior high, high school, and college students who have a passion for their future and embrace society and culture positively. You must be a legal resident of the United States or an international student with a valid visa to be considered for this award. Deadline: August 15, 2011. http://superfuturescholarship.org/.
Gates Millennium Scholars
Application opens August 1st for seniors with a minimum GPA of 2.8. Multi-essay application is due in December. http://www.gmsp.org/.
Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition
Is open to students in grades 9 through 12 during the 2011- 2012 school year. To enter, you must submit a written and 3- 5 minute audio essay on the following theme: "Is There Pride in Serving in Our Military?" Prizes and scholarships are awarded at the local, district, state, and national level. Deadline: November 1st, 2011. http://www.vfw.org/Community/Voice-of-Democracy/.
The 2011 HISPANOCARE Program offers scholarships to deserving Hispanic applicants who meet eligibility requirements and submit all required materials to the HISPANOCARE office on or before 5:00 p.m. (CDT) September 30, 2011 in order for the applicant to be eligible for consideration. Applicants will be selected based on the following criteria: Personal Statement, Academic Achievements, Community Involvement, Commitment to Healthcare, Financial Need. Other traits such as Leadership Qualities will also be taken into consideration. http://www.advocatehealth.com/immc/documents/hispano_care/application.pdf
The Jesus Guadalupe Foundation
Only students who have graduated from an Illinois high school or GED program are eligible to apply. All applicants must have a minimum high school Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale). All applicants must be accepted or enrolled in a baccalaureate degree granting college or university located in the U.S. or in Puerto Rico. All applicants must be registered as full time students or plan to be full time students. email@example.com. http://www.jesusguadalupefund.org/pdf/JGF%20Application.pdf
George M. Brooker Collegiate Scholarship for Minorities
Scholarship program provides two scholarships annually to students who intend to major in Real Estate or a related field. Eligibility: Must be an upper-class undergraduate student. Must be a US citizen. Must be a woman or a member of minority group underrepresented in the sciences: African American., Hispanic/Latino American, or Native American. Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Contact: Management Foundation, 430 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611, (312)-329-6008
LULAC National Scholarship Fund
The General Electric Scholarship
Is a separate scholarship provided by the LULAC National Educational Service Centers. This scholarship is intended to assist and encourage outstanding minority students in completing their college education. The program is directed specifically to minority students with career interests in business or engineering. The GE/LULAC Scholarship Program is open to Sophomores through Seniors in College interested in business or engineering majors this scholarship awards two $5000 scholarships.
Minority Teachers of Illinois Program
The Minority Teachers of Illinois (MTI) Scholarship Program provides scholarships of up to $5,000 per year to assist minority individuals who plan to become teachers at the preschool, elementary or secondary level. Eligibility: Must be US citizen or eligible non-citizen. Must be a resident of Illinois. Must be African American, Asian American, Hispanic/Latino American or Native American. Must be enrolled on a full-time basis at sophomore level or above in a teacher education program contact: Illinois Student Assistance Commission, 1755 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield, IL 60015 (800) 899-4722
Juan Andrade Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders
This award is open to Hispanic/Latino students and is based on financial need.Eligibility: Must be Hispanic/Latino (at least one parent must be of Hispanic/Latino ancestry) Must be a US citizen or a legal resident .Must be enrolled in or accepted to a four-year college or university as a full-time student. Contact: United States Hispanic Leadership Institute, 431 S Dearborn Street, Suite 1203, Chicago, IL 60605, (312) 427-8683.
ACS Scholars Program
ACS Scholars Program and Co- Sponsored Programs have renewable and non-renewable scholarships awarded on the basis of merit and financial need. Students must be interested in careers in specific fields to be award recipients. Eligibility: Must be African-American, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian. Must be an U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. Must be a currently enrolled undergraduate student or high school senior planning to enroll, in a full-time program of studies leading to a Bachelor's Degree in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, or other chemically-related fields. Must be a full-time student at an accredited college, university, or community college at time award is received. Must be high academic achievers in chemistry or science (GPA of 3.0 or better) Must be able to verify financial need. Contact: American Chemical Society Scholars Program, Department of Diversity Programs, 16th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20036, (202) 872-6250
APA Graduate Scholarship-Fellowship
Scholarship for African American, Hispanic, or Native American graduate students who are pursuing postsecondary education to study the field of Planning. Applicant must be a United States citizen and have demonstrated financial need. Candidate must intend to work as practicing planners in the public sector. Selection is based on commitment to planning, academic achievement and/or improvement during previous two years, letters of recommendation, and professional presentation. Number of awards varies.
Deadline: April 30, 2012.Amount: $5,000
APA Planning Fellowships
Scholarship for African American, Hispanic, or Native American undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing postsecondary education to study the field of Planning. Applicant must be a United States citizen and have demonstrated financial need. Candidate must intend to work as practicing planners in the public sector. Selection is based on commitment to planning, academic achievement and/or improvement during previous two years, letters of recommendation, and professional presentation. Number of awards varies. Deadline: April 30, 2012.Amount: $5,000
Bill Bernbach Minority Scholarship
Scholarship for Asian-American, Hispanic American, African-American, Native-American graduate students enrolled full-time at an accredited designated postsecondary institution. Students must be U.S. citizens/permanent residents, have financial need, and demonstrate creative talent and promise. Due date may vary. Deadline: Open. Amount: $5,000
Cesar Chavez Memorial Leadership Award
Scholarship for Latino undergraduate students enrolled at a participating postsecondary institution. Students must be residents of East Los Angeles, Bell Gardens, Commerce, Huntington Park, City of Los Angeles, Montebello, Monterey Park, Pico Rivera, Pomona and the Inland Empire, Santa Ana, South Gate, California OR San Antonio or Austin, Texas OR the greater Chicagoland, Illinois area OR New York state. Students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, financial need, be first-generation college students, from a low-income family, and demonstrate community service. Number of awards may vary. An interview is required. Deadline: April 2, 2012. Amount: $5,000.
Colgate-Palmolive Company Masters in Public Health or Advanced Education in Dental Public Health Programs
Scholarship for Hispanic post-graduate students enrolled in an MPH or DPH Public Health or Dental Public Health Program. Students must be U.S. citizens, be licensed in a dental profession in the US or abroad, and have permanent residence status in the US, and show a commitment and dedication to serve the Hispanic community. Selection is based on dedication to improving the health in the Hispanic community, community service, leadership skills, and scholastic achievement. Number of awards may vary. Deadline: August 1, 2011. Amount: $ 10,000.
David C. Lizarraga Fellowship
Annual Fellowships for Latino graduate students enrolled at a participating postsecondary institution pursuing an MBA. Students must be residents of East Los Angeles, Bell Gardens, Commerce, Huntington Park, City of Los Angeles, Montebello, Monterey Park, Pico Rivera, Pomona and the Inland Empire, Santa Ana, South Gate, California OR San Antonio or Austin, Texas OR the greater Chicagoland, Illinois area OR New York state. Students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, financial need, be first-generation college students, from a low-income family, and demonstrate community service. Number of awards may vary. An interview is required. Deadline: April 2, 2012. Amount: $10,000.
A. Colville Wilson Scholarship
Scholarship for Illinois residents who are graduate students pursuing studies in a health care field relating to children's medicine. Number of awards and award amount may vary. Deadline: May 1, 2012. Amount: Varies
Bonus Incentive Grant (BIG)
Scholarship for holders of Illinois College Savings Bonds, who will be using the proceeds to enroll at an approved Illinois public or private two- and/or four-year college/university or a hospital school. Grant is in addition to the savings bond. Award amount is determined by the bond maturity. Grant must be used for educational purposes. Applications must be submitted between August 1 - May 30 of the academic year the bond was redeemed. Contact ISAC for further information. Deadline: Open. Amount: $440
General Assembly Scholarships
Scholarship for Illinois residents who are undergraduate and graduate students attending one of the ten state-supported universities in Illinois. Recipients are selected by each state legislator from among applicants living within their legislative district. Due date, number of awards and award amount varies. Contact the student's State Senator or State Representative for more information and/or application. Deadline: Open. Amount: Varies
Higher Education License Plate (HELP) Program
Scholarship for undergraduate students attending an Illinois college/university who offers a special collegiate license plate. Applicant must have financial need. Due date, number of awards, and award amounts may vary. Nonrenewable.
IPGA Foudation Scholarship (non-member)
Scholarship for residents of Illinois (northern or central) who are enrolled in a Professional Golf Management Program at an accredited PGA college/university. Selection based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and community involvement. Nonrenewable; but recipients may reapply and compete annually. Deadline: June 1, 2012. Amount: $1,000.
James H. Dunn, Jr. Memorial Fellowship Program
Annual fellowships for students holding a bachelor's degree. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to excellence through academic honors, leadership ability, extracurricular activities and involvement in community/public service. Finalists will be selected for an interview. The program begins in August and ends in July of the following year. Deadline: January 31, 2012. Amount: $27,900.
The Discus Awards honor students who do not always get the recognition they deserve, helping match well-rounded high school students with colleges that are hungry for a different kind of success. Award amount: $2,000 http://www.discusawards.com/scholarship-info
BEAG Scholarship Program
The Pilsen Neighbors Community Council Business Educational Advisory Group. Be of Latino/Hispanic descent and live on the south-west side of Chicago within the following boundaries: Between 16th to 79th streets, and between Cicero Ave., (4800 West) and Canal (500 West), OR Be a volunteer in a PNCC program OR Be a member of a Pilsen Neighbors Community Council. Including: Enroll in an accredited college or university in an under-graduate, degree-seeking or certificate program. Enroll in a minimum of at least 6 semester hours in the 2011/12 school year or its equivalence. Earned a cumulative minimum of a 2.5 GPA (on a 4-point scale or its equivalence). Demonstrate community or school service. Demonstrate financial need.
Travel Writers Scholarship- Society of American Travel Writers (Deadline: May)
Scholarship to encourage "young writers to share their travels." To be considered, you must submit a maximum 1500- word essay describing a destination and/ or experience anywhere in the world. Essays must be illustrated by at least one photo, digital artwork, or video. Ages 18-26 Award amount: $150
Nursing Scholarship Program (Deadline: June 1)
Helps alleviate the critical shortage of registered nurses currently experienced by certain types of health facilities, helping the needy students complete their training registered nurse. In exchange for the scholarship, after graduation, nurses will work at these facilities for at least 2 years. Preference is given to qualified applicants with the greatest financial need who are enrolled full time in a nursing program at the university. Award amount: monthly stipend $1,289 http://www.hrsa.gov/loanscholarships/scholarships/Nursing/
Cosmo Beauty Supply Scholarship (Deadline: June 10, 2011)
Essays, letters of recommendation and a letter of acceptance to a college or university along with a transcript. Award amount: $1,000-3,000. http://media.wix.com/ugd/c80800_4cec1788ff9d1a52d31fb7d76ca738ea.pdf?dn=BBSCHOOL.pdf
Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (Deadline: June 10 2011)
Acceptance to or plan to enroll in accredited culinary school or college with major in culinary, restaurant management or foodservice related program. Eligibility: Seniors. Award amount: $1,000. http://www.illinoisrestaurants.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=12
Emil Jones, Jr. Youth Foundation (Deadline: June)
Seniors must have applied to advanced educational program. Illinois Resident with 2.0 GPA
National Women of Achievement Award (Deadline: June)
Demonstrated leadership in community service and academic performance. Female Seniors with 3.0 GPA. Award amount: $1,000 http://www.nationalwomenofachievement.org/11.html
Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants (Deadline: June 18)
The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution. Award amount: $1,000.
Big Sun Scholarship (Deadline: June 23)
All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute. Short essay is required. Award amount: $500 http://www.bigsunathletics.com/